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Tim Hayes

Deputy Head of School of Allied Health (Public Health and Healthcare Management courses)
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Allied Health and Social Care
Areas of Expertise:
Public health , Paramedic science
Courses taught:

Tim is an experienced academic, healthcare manager and paramedic. As Deputy Head of School he is responsible for the provision of public health and healthcare management courses and the staff teaching team across both the Chelmsford and Cambridge campuses.

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Having graduated from Anglia Ruskin University with a BA (Hons) in Law with History, Tim joined the then East Anglian Ambulance Service as a student paramedic. Tim was employed with the ambulance service for over fifteen years working clinically in varied roles as a paramedic, training officer, and HEMS critical care paramedic.

Tim also held a number of management positions within the ambulance service, clinically and operationally at junior, middle and senior management levels.

Tim left the ambulance service to become a senior lecturer at ARU teaching on the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Diploma Paramedic Studies courses and course leading the Diploma Paramedic Studies course. Tim now works full-time as Deputy Head of School.

Alongside this, he holds roles with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Visitor assessing universities paramedic courses for approval. He sits on the College of Paramedics Education Advisory Committee.

He is currently undertaking a PhD part-time exploring why paramedics move from working for NHS ambulance services to work in roles traditionally undertaken by doctors and nurses.

Research interests
  • Employee turnover, motivation and engagement
  • Organisational culture
  • Professional identity
  • Human factors in paramedic practice
  • MSc Leadership and Management in Public Services, University of Hertfordshire
  • Postgraduate Certificate Advanced Healthcare Practice, University Campus Suffolk
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Certificate in Higher Education Emergency Medical Care, University of East Anglia
  • Registered Paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • BSc (Hons) Law with History, Anglia Ruskin University
Memberships, editorial boards
  • College of Paramedics
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Serving Brother, Order of St John
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy
Selected recent publications

Hayes T (2019) UK Contributor: Fuchs, S. and Klein, B.L., 2019.  Paediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals.  3rd edition rev.  Burlington: Jones & Barlett Learning.

Hayes, T. (2014) Key contributor to: Chrispin, P. & Morris L. (2014) East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Clinical Manual, 2nd edition. Somerset: Class Publishing

Hayes, T. (2011) Chapter on Critical Care Paramedic in Hawkes-Frost, L. & Nicholls, T. (2011) Pain: an ambulance perspective, Somerset: Class Publishing

Recent presentations and conferences

Hayes, T. (2022) Presentation on ‘Why UK paramedics are leaving ambulance services to work clinically elsewhere in the NHS’, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives Ambulance Leadership Forum. 6th September. Nuneaton

Hayes, T. (2022) Presentation on ‘Why UK paramedics are leaving ambulance services to work clinically elsewhere in the NHS’, College of Paramedics National Conference. 26th May. Online

Hayes, T., 2019. Why are paramedics leaving emergency ambulance services to work clinically in hospitals and GP practices.  Poster presented at: National research conference of the College of Paramedics. 24th September. Cardiff

Hayes, T., 2019. Why are paramedics leaving ambulance work for primary care. Poster presented at: Thirteenth Annual Research Student Conference of Anglia Ruskin University, 11th July. Chelmsford

Hayes, T. (2016) Presentation on ‘Healthcare Law and Ethics', Cambridge University Pre Hospital Care Society, Cambridge

Hayes, T. (2012) Presentation on ‘Transportation of Vascular Emergencies’, Vascular Society of Great Britain Annual Scientific Symposium, Glasgow